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German shepherd wins Best in Show at Westminster

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By Mitchell Walters, Nancy Ann Peterson Photographer
Feb 15, 2017 - 10:33:50 AM


New York – A German shepherd named “Rumor” took the title of Best in Show at the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday night at The Madison Square Garden.  Rumor was close to winning last year and returned this year before retiring to take the title.  Kent Boyles, handler and co-owner from Edgerton, Wisconsin said, “Rumor is going to head home to retire and be around the family…puppies will be in her future.”


Prior to the final evening there were two filled days of over 2,800 dogs competing for the preliminary cuts.  Tuesday evening final field before the Best in Show named were:  Norwegian Elkhound, Pekingese, Miniature Poodle, Irish Setter, Boxer, Norwich Terrier, and the champion “Rumor” a German shepherd.


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